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Rough cost to remove large load bearing wall

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Theknittinggorilla Thu 16-Mar-17 17:55:59

We are considering knocking through our kitchen and dining room. It's an old (Edwardian) house with thick walls, definitely supporting. It's about 5m in total but don't necessarily need to take the whole wall out - would also look at just creating an opening between the two rooms to improve the flow, but would expect to take 3m or 4m out.

I obviously need to get a structural engineer and builder to look to get an idea of cost, but anyone done anything similar and have a ball park figure? I don't really know if we are taking low thousands of tens of thousands...

Also we have a cellar underneath - so it's effectively the first rather than ground floor - is that likely to cause us any issues?

Thanks

wowfudge Thu 16-Mar-17 18:22:23

We had a 3m cavity wall removed. It had been the exterior wall originally. Cellars underneath. We paid around £300 for the structural engineer to do the calculations. Building regs was another couple of hundred and the builder charged around £1300 to take the wall out and fit steels. Hth.

Miniwookie Fri 17-Mar-17 07:00:59

Definitely low thousands

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 17-Mar-17 14:59:57

Ours was similar to wowfudge. Under £2k all in. Was definitely worth it. Changed how we lived in our house.

wowfudge Fri 17-Mar-17 16:14:19

It's been great for us too - has transformed our kitchen.

Theknittinggorilla Fri 17-Mar-17 16:50:28

Ooh thank you, these are a bit less scary than I thought

Ladywarrior Wed 26-Jul-17 16:15:45

Wowfudge and Allthebestnamesareused please could you send me the details of who you used ? I have not had such a positive experience so far. Thank you.

Sheridan

wowfudge Wed 26-Jul-17 16:23:45

@Ladywarrior - who do you mean; structural engineer or builder? Whereabouts are you?

Ladywarrior Wed 26-Jul-17 17:10:11

wowfudge I am in East London

Ladywarrior Wed 26-Jul-17 17:11:09

Gosh I just realised that the quotes maybe for another part of the country sorry

Ladywarrior Wed 26-Jul-17 17:26:16

@wowfudge

wowfudge Wed 26-Jul-17 18:02:58

Hi @Ladywarrior - structural engineer in Cheshire and builder a mate of DP's in Yorkshire so neither of them will be much use to you.

3011152gt Fri 28-Jul-17 15:50:06

my engineer wants £375 but to do the work builder has quoted over £4750! Not sure we can afford for our project. in Norwich.
HTH

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